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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany your home away from home

The region of Saxony-Anhlat is in the central north east of Germany and is one of 16 member states. It was formerly part of the Federal state of East Germany. The capital of the region is the beautiful town of Magdeburg. This scenic area is due in part to its location on the banks of the Elbe and Saale rivers and is at the heart of German history. The Reformation began at Wittenberg where Martin Luther taught at the university. Saxony-Anhalt includes the Harz Mountains and the Saale-Unstut region to the southeast of the mountains is dotted with castles. Further north are the fertile Magdeburger Börde and the Altmark heathlands.

Things to Do in Saxony-Anhalt

Go wine-tasting in the vineyards of the Saale and Unstrut region which are the most northerly wine growing areas in Germany. Take a guided tour of the winery before sampling the local produce. For quieter days out, stroll along the riverbanks of the Elbe with its meadows filled with wildlife. Tour the delightful towns from your holiday rental in Saxony-Anhalt by car, walking, cycling or on a guided tour. See the impressive architecture and learn about the history of this lovely area. Many cathedrals and towns are associated with Martin Luther and provide cultural and educational visits.

Places to Visit in Saxony-Anhalt

Magdeburg, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, is a leafy town packed with historical buildings in its shady tree-lined streets. The Magdeburg Cathedral and the Monastery of our Lady are the most important landmarks. Halle has a wonderfully preserved town of bourgeois buildings which just beg to be photographed. The splendid town of Wernigerode has just celebrated its 775th anniversary and has a delightful collection of half-timbered houses including the Smallest House, the Crooked House and the ornate Town Hall. Visitors should include the remarkable landscape gardens of Dessau-Wörlitz, the medieval town of Quedlinburg, the largest preservation area in Germany and the fascinating Bauhaus "master houses" in Dessau to their list of must-see places in Saxony-Anhalt. They are all listed UNESCO World Heritage sites. Merseberg was a seat of royalty and has a multi-turreted cathedral and a castle overlooking the scenic River Saale.

Weather in Saxony-Anhalt

The Saxony-Anhalt region has hot sunny summers reaching an average 24°C (75°F) in July. During the winter, temperatures drop below freezing with snowfall. The area may have showery rain in any season.

Travel to Saxony-Anhalt

The nearest major airport to your Saxony-Anhalt holiday rental is Tegel (TXL) International Airport in Berlin. It is 119km from the centre of Magdeburg. Another major airport serving this lovely area is Hanover Langenhagen (HAJ) International Airport. Both airports have regular cheap flights from all over Europe.

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                                                                                                Modern and comfortable

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                                                                                                We found this apartment online and were not disappointed. It was very new and had all we needed ( except for a microwave and limited oven pots) for our stay. Could I suggest provision of cooking foil would also be a good idea for the oven tray? The owners were welcoming and helpful - and spoke some English! We liked Wernigerode very much and thought it a better place to stay compared with Quedlinburg, Goslar or Ilsenburg which were other places we had thought of basing ourselves at. There was plenty of choice for restaurants locally for the evenings we ate out. Slight problem - we were frustrated to find several road closures in the region which did not help our plans for sightseeing as some of the diversions were quite long. Although this was no fault of our hosts, maybe some warning of this could be given to guests in future? We enjoyed walking from Schierke to the top of the Brocken, a tour of Wernigerode Castle and a walk up Bodetal from Thale. The Schurr route to the top was closed though (again no advance warning in any tourist guide) so we then crossed the river and climbed the other side, admired the views (avoiding the amusement park) and then walked back down to Thale. These walks generally avoided being in forests all the time (so no views) which seemed might have been the case on other possible walks. All in all, we had an excellent time and thanks to our hosts for their help and prompt return of our deposit. Linda and Peter Morris - Croydon (London), UK.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2015
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: May 2015

                                                                                                Holiday in beautiful and peaceful surroundings

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                                                                                                Holiday in beautiful and peaceful surroundings
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2014
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Oct 2013

                                                                                                A Great Base for the Martin Luther Sites!

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                                                                                                This is a lovely house, especially upstairs, and remarkably quiet and secluded, though in a little town. The Klewer family were very helpful and we also appreciated walking around the nearby lake. The location (Halle and the closeness to a motorway) was key for us for we wished to drive to various important sites in the life of Martin Luther, the great Protestant Reformer, e.g., Eisleben, Mansfeld, Eisenach, Erfurt, Wittenberg, Wartburg, Coburg, Nimbschen and Torgau. It still meant a fair bit of driving but this is inevitable if you stay in one place, for Luther travelled some distances in his eventful life. (This sentence makes perfect sense but it could be understood to be making contradictory assertions!) The trip was very rewarding for our group of seven for, in connection with our own reading before and during the trip, plus tour guides, etc., we gained a much better understanding of Luther's family, education and trials (Anfechtungen) and saw the places intimately connected with his work as a Bible translater, preacher, university lecturer, husband, writer, theologian and church reformer. From our base in Halle, we also made forays to the Harz mountains and the beautiful towns of Wernigerode and Quedlinburg, and two sites especially connected with World War II: Buchenwald and Colditz Castle (a big favourite in our family because of the escape books and the board game). For us, our fine house in the suburbs of Halle worked really well, especially because it was central to so many quality sites within driving distance. And we didn't even get to Potsdam, Berlin, Magdeburg, Dresden, etc., for there was too little time!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2012
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2012